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GigaOM Bunker Session - Is App TV coming next?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (PST)

GigaOM Bunker Session - Is App TV coming next?

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Is App TV coming next?

9th November 2010

What could happen if we had the "app store" revolution hit our TV sets?

On the morning of Nov. 9th  around 75 entrepreneurs, executives and investors will gather at the GigaOM offices to engage in a town hall-style forum. The topic of discussion will be to consider what could happen if we had the "app store" revolution on our TV sets. Would we see the "App economy" hit the world of TV?

Internet-connected, processor-powered digital televisions are shipping today, and the move to TV app-marketplaces and platforms – like Android – are not far behind. It has been stated that one of the killer apps for the iPad is the Netflix application. Will app-enabled TVs and marketplaces follow the smartphone app-store market in upending traditional channels for content delivery and radically shift consumer media consumption? If so, what will the impact be on content owners, multi-channel operators, and the consumer? 

In this bunker, we bring together elements of the ecosystem — vendors, buyers, investors and project leaders — to discuss what the next opportunities could be, and what still needs to be done.

A few speakers will lead the debate, but overall emphasis will be on participation and comments by all those invited.

Confirmed speakers to date include

Panel 1: The TV as an App Platform

Moderator: Paul Sweeting - Founder of Concurrent Media Strategies

  • David Krall - President and COO, Roku
  • Roy Satterthwaite - SVP Americas, Opera
  • Matt Milne - EVP and General Manager, DivX
  • Shishir Garg - Director, Platform and Middleware Group, Orange SF

Panel 2: TV as a Social Communications Platform

Moderator: Michael Wolf - VP of Research, GigaOM

  • Ronald Jacoby  - Senior Director & Chief Architect of the Connected TV group, Yahoo!
  • Itzik Cohen - CEO, Clipsync
  • Jonathan Christensen - GM of Platform, Skype
  • Paul Stathacopoulos Director, Product Management, Rovi

We particularly want to thank Accenture and Orange for their generosity in sponsoring the event and making it possible.

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When & Where

GigaOM Headquarters
217 Second Street
4th Floor
San Francisco, 94105

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (PST)

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